Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia.
On the afternoon of Tuesday, January 20, In These Times received a fax:
ON ORANGE ALERT HERE. ECONIMIC TERRORIST ATTACK EXPECTED AT 8 PM EST. KV
Worried, we called Kurt Vonnegut. What did he know?! He said he would tell us when he had more complete information. The next morning we received another fax, a transcript of a conversation he had, he said, with the out-of-print science fiction writer Kilgore Trout [ read the conversation ]